"High levels of benzene and volatile organic compounds at the nearby Denver Metro Wastewater plant made closure of a technical services building necessary and have forced employees to wear respirators."
In a major victory for the environmental movement, the Obama administration has announced that the State Dept will be re-reviewing the proposal and considering alternate routes for the controversial pipeline.
The Inspector General of the U.S. State Department has opened an investigation into the handling of the permitting process for the tar sands pipeline. Commentators speculate that this could delay the decision until after 2012.
I caught up with the renowned author and political activist at the White House tar sands action yesterday. She discussed why we need to rebuild a green economy ASAP, and how Occupy Wall Street will help us do it.